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Procedure

a. Interim protection of the patents, in the UAE
  • According to the UAE law if the owner of an invention wants to obtain an interim protection for the invention, which may become a subject matter of a patent in connection with the products that such owner wishes to exhibit in any exhibition in the UAE:
  • The owner of the invention, prior to exhibiting such products, should apply to the Industrial Property Department (the “Department”) in the form as prepared for such purpose together with a brief statement of the description, drawing of the invention and a statement of the relevant products.
  • The Department may require from the applicant to provide any further statement as it may seems necessary.
  • Upon confirming that the applicant has entered the products to the exhibition, the Department will give the applicant an interim protection certificate for that invention.
  • The certificate will secure the applicant’s rights arising from the protection instrument for a period of no more than 6 months from the opening date of the exhibition.
b. Long term protection for patents in the UAE
  • The applicant needs to provide the application in the prepared form to the Department (Please note: an application should be limited to one invention only).
  • All the documents which are mentioned in the REQUIREMENTS FOR FILING A PATENT APPLICATION should be attached to the application.
  • Upon examination of the application, if legal requirements are not fulfilled, then the Department will issue a resolution rejecting the application and stating the reasons for such rejection.
  • The applicant will be notified of the resolution by a registered letter.
  • The applicant may object to such resolution by applying to the Committee at the Department within 60 days from the date of receiving the notice
  • If upon examining the application, it is found that it fulfills the legal requirements, the Department will accept the application and will notify the applicant thereof by a registered letter.
  • The applicant will be required to pay the charges for the publication of granting the patent or the royalty certificate within 60 days from the date of receiving such notice.
  • If the applicant fails to pay the publication charges within the 60 days, the application register will be marked to consider the application void in accordance with a resolution by the Director of the Department.